Richmond council responds to salary increase

Richmond News

Mayor and council salaries are going up significantly this year to compensate for the loss of a federal tax exemption. A motion was passed, however, at the last council meeting of 2018 that allowed members of council to waive the increases, which are estimated at $9,000 to $12,000 for councillors and $35,000 to $39,000 for the mayor.

At the time, Mayor Malcolm Brodie called the increase an “adjustment,” not a “raise.”

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